Difference between Botox and fillers
Modern women know the value of youth and beauty; therefore, professional cosmetology services are the priority of the fair sex at the present time. That’s why women are looking for the best dermal filler or Botox. At the same time, folk remedies are increasingly losing their relevance. As you know, wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of age-related changes. To eliminate them and prolong youth, aesthetic medicine offers hardware and injection techniques.
Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the muscles of the face to correct crow’s feet and expression lines. This drug relaxes the muscles, thereby smoothing the skin. The procedure is not surgical and is performed on an outpatient basis within an hour. After it, no time is required for rehabilitation. Before you have treatment, you’ll have a consultation to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for a Botox crows feet treatment, and your practitioner will also talk to you about which areas you’d like to target.
The area of application for Botox injections mainly covers the nasolabial triangle, eyes, neck, brow crease, and forehead. Botox reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, helping the skin look smoother and more youthful.
Dynamic wrinkles are inevitable, they are associated with our facial expressions and appear when we smile or frown.
Sometimes Botox injections are used for other cosmetic purposes, for example, to soften the square jawline or reduce the sebaceous secretion of the sebaceous glands.
Botox, which is used in cosmetology, is safe, although it can cause side effects such as:
- swelling, bruising, redness, or numbness;
- hives, itching, rash;
- dry mouth;
- weakness, nausea, headache;
- paralysis of nearby muscles;
- drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid (if injections took place near the eyes);
- problems with speech, swallowing, breathing;
- blurry vision;
- gallbladder problems.
Botox wears off over time and, accordingly, most of the listed effects are temporary. These symptoms can appear within 6 hours after the procedure to 10 days later.
It is very important to consult a doctor immediately in case of side effects.
What are filler injections?
Preparations based on hyaluronic acid (dermal fillers) for contouring are special gel that is injected under the skin. It has a dense consistency and replenishes the lost volume of a certain area of the face, corrects asymmetry, and models an oval.
Often, such a correction is necessary due to age-related changes or due to a genetic predisposition.
Modern dermal fillers are absorbable (biodegradable). They are naturally absorbed in the body.
The advantage of contouring is that hyaluronic acid preparations activate the natural processes of rejuvenation. They stimulate the production of natural collagen and elastin.
After manipulation, patients note that the skin has become more elastic, moisturized, elastic. The duration of the effect is up to 1 year. Then the procedure is repeated.
Hyaluronic acid corrects the nasolabial, glabellar folds, and forms the oval of the face. It is also used to create the shape of the chin, cheekbones, lip augmentation.
An alternative is face lipofilling – a natural rejuvenation by transplanting your own adipose tissue. In addition, the transplanted fat contains stem cells, which serve as an additional source of rejuvenation.
Risks associated with dermal filler
Fillers are considered safe, but side effects may occur:
- itching, rash, redness, swelling, bruising, or bleeding;
- asymmetry, excessive correction of wrinkles or bumps (usually caused by the work of an inexperienced professional);
- infections, in cases of inadequate treatment and hygiene of the skin;
- skin cell necrosis, which can occur due to loss of blood flow to this area;
- whitening of the skin; violation of sensitivity at the injection sites.
These problems in most cases last for a short period of time.
What is the difference between Botox and filler?
Both manipulations are injectable – drugs are injected using the thinnest needle. Their difference is the different composition and method of action.
Dermal fillers do not interfere with muscle contraction, they only replenish volume. The procedure is recommended for removing superficial and deep wrinkles that have arisen due to insufficient tissue volume.
Hyaluronic acid improves the condition of the skin, botulinum therapy does not affect the quality of the skin.
Under the action of Dysport, wrinkles are naturally smoothed. The first result is noticeable in 2-3 days, the final result in 2-3 weeks. The effect of the dermal filler is immediately noticeable.
Many patients ask – which is better to inject – Botox or filler under the eyes and between the eyebrows? Everything is individual. However, Dysport is often used for the upper third of the face, and fillers with hyaluronic acid are used for the lower third.
What to choose?
The decision to use Botox or filler depends on the specific problem you want to solve. An experienced beautician may recommend combining medications such as Botox and filler injections with hyaluronic acid for optimal results.
If you want to relax the muscles and smooth out dynamic wrinkles, crow’s feet or furrows on the forehead, then Botox is better suited for correction. If your goal is to restore tissue volume and eliminate deep static wrinkles, then filler has an advantage.